St. Nicholas Cathedral, Almaty

4.4
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Almaty
Feel the tranquility and light a candle at St. Nicholas Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church in Almaty’s Almaly district. Set in a small green park with ornate gilt domes contrasting with white and pale cyan walls, the building's interior features elaborately painted walls, ceiling, and icons. You can also admire the relics of 20 different saints in the church. A similarly painted Sunday school, a library, and a reception hall stand adjacent to the cathedral, with a life-size statue of St. Nicholas next to the stairs leading to the main entrance. Having served in the past as a museum of atheism and a stable, the church has been reopened to worshippers since 1980. Using our online itinerary creator, Almaty attractions like St. Nicholas Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This Russian Orthodox cathedral has wonderful gilt domes and teal/white walls. The elaborately painted interior walls and ceilings and the icons made it an interesting visit.  more »
  • There continues to be significant impact of Russian Orthodox religion in the area. This is a great example of the architecture and worth visiting.  more »
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  • An old Russian Orthodox Church with a kindly feel about it.
  • Such a beautiful church with many people praying. I felt emersed into the local culture.
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